Places to visit

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle

If fairytales were real, all castles would look like Craigievar

  • Discover the beautiful pink castle said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.

  • Admire an impressive collection of artefacts and art, including Raeburns, armour and weapons.

  • Experience an authentic tour of the castle, with no artificial lighting beyond the ground floor.

  • Take a stroll around the gardens and woodland trails.

  • Enjoy a peaceful break in one of our holiday cottages with lovely views of the castle.

The pink elegant tower of Craigievar Castle is spellbindingly beautiful, sure to enchant children and adults alike.

Building in the Scottish Baronial style was started in the late 1500s by the Mortimer family and completed by William Forbes in 1626-7, this iconic tower house is amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland. Craigievar was a family home until the 1960s, creating a quirky blend of modern comforts and rare antiquities within the ancient walls. 

In accordance with the former owner’s wishes, artificial light has not been installed in the upper floors. This means that the extensive collection of historic artefacts and art is seen by only the shifting light from the sun, exactly as they would have been when they were made.